As a wholly voluntary organisation, we depend entirely on our team of volunteers to maintain Vulcan XL426, run our open days and other events and to carry out the many ‘behind the scenes’ tasks that keep the Vulcan Restoration Trust up and running.

We are always looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:

  • Engineering – working on Vulcan XL426 to maintain her in ground running condition. No previous engineering experience is necessary as you will receive ‘on the job’ training.
  • Events – helping at our Visit the Vulcan Days and other special events, including working on the Trust’s souvenir stand and generally ensuring our visitors are well looked after and have a day out to remember.
  • Administration – assisting with running the Trust in areas such as fund raising, finance, membership, mail shots and publications.

Volunteering with the Trust can be very rewarding and satisfying. There is a strong sense of camaraderie amongst all our volunteers, all of whom are part of the ‘VRT Team’. Whatever your professional background, skills or interests, there will be a niche which allows you to contribute to the overall success of our organisation.

So if you are interested in becoming one of our volunteers, you will need to be and remain a VRT Member. If you're not already a member, you can join here on the website right now; then please complete the short contact form on this page and we will be in touch with you.

We will then arrange to meet with you for a ‘no obligation’ discussion at a convenient date and time at London Southend Airport. At this meeting, we will discuss how you can help, show you around our facilities and explain what would be expected of you as a volunteer – plus, of course, answering any questions you might have.

After this, if you are still interested in becoming involved, you will need to provide us with further details about yourself so we can obtain references. This will always be necessary if you wish to become an engineering volunteer, where you will also be required to provide a clean DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. Full details about this will be given when we meet with you.

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